Creative Producing Masterclasses
As part of the Arts Council England-funded IdeasTap Inspires programme, mac birmimgham are offering 200 IdeasTap members the chance to attend a masterclass on what it takes to be a successful creative producer. Led by two experts in the field, Amy Martin of BearHeart and Alex McCorkindale, the masterclasses will take place in Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield and Liverpool during January 2015.
The masterclass schedule is as follows:
Crucible Theatre (Sheffield) - 10th January
Liverpool (Venue TBC) - 17th January
Tobacco Factory (Bristol) - 24th January
mac (Birmingham) - 31st January
Masterclasses will be taking place from 10am till 1pm or 2pm till 5pm with 25 attendees in each one.
Next, approximately fifty attendees will be selected to upload a project pitch based on what they learned in the masterclass. The deadline for submitting this will be 20th February 2015. Ten members will then be invited to attend an intensive, two-day lab on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd April 2015 at mac birmingham, where they will gain further insight into the world of creative producing, as well as getting the chance network with key professionals from across the sector. Travel (up to £50), subsistence (£30) and accommodation will be provided.
Finally, one attendee will be invited to creatively produce a festival at mac in the autumn of 2015, for which they will be provided with a full budget.
*Please note this opportunity is open to participants from a range of disciplines and will be focused on cross-artform approaches to creative producing rather than straight theatre or TV producing
‘Creative Producers must demonstrate; taste, judgement, presentation, feasibility, finance, resilience, production skills, working with creative teams and be able to relate & engage audiences. They are able to work across art forms and are skilled at enabling collaborative working between disciplines. They are there from inception to the final sweep up and they have one of the most exciting, rewarding and varied careers in the cultural sector’
Amy Rozel Martin, Independent Creative Producer